Cisco unveils ”Silicon One” chip for 5G era

In a bid to create ”Internet for the 5G era”, global networking giant Cisco has unveiled Silicon One — a first-ever single, unified silicon architecture that can serve anywhere in the network and be used in any form factor.

The new Silicon One — already being used in crucial equipment by Facebook and Microsoft — will be the foundation of Cisco”s routing portfolio going forward, with expected near-term performance availability up to 25 terabits per second (Tbps).

The first Cisco Silicon One ”Q100” model surpasses the 10 Tbps routing milestone for network bandwidth without sacrificing programmability, buffering, power efficiency, scale or feature flexibility, the company announced on Wednesday.

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